Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
February 13, New York City. 2:30 pm at New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The New York Map Society hosts a presentation by John Hessler, of the Geography and Map Division at theLibrary of Congress. Mr. Hessler will speak about the Footsteps of Caesar: Searching for the Physical, Epigraphical and Manuscript Remains of Roman Cartography.
February 16, Denver. 5:30 pm. Dr. Steve Hoffenberg presents the lecture for the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, entitled The Lewis Evans British Middle Colonies — A Collector’s Perspective. The meeting takes place at the Denver Public Library, in the Gates Room, located on the 5th floor.
February 16, London. The International Map Collectors’ Society meets in London for an evening of discussion and sharing of antique maps and charts. The meeting will be held at The Farmer’s Club, 3 Whitehall Court. The theme is Town and City Plans, but other items for discussion are welcome.
February 18, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Professor Alex Papadopoulos of DePaul University presents Exploring Byzantine Cartographies.
February 18, Oxford, England. 5:00 PM. University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Marc St-Onge of the Geological Survey of Canada presents Hot prospects in the cold: the new international geological map of the Arctic. This lecture is part of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 17th Annual Series. For more information, email Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library.
February 18, Washington, DC. 7:00 PM. Early Modern Maps at the Folger Shakespeare Library is the topic for the evening, which encompasses a visit by members of the Washington Map Society, to view the collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The visit is hosted by society member Dr. Erin Blake, who is curator of Art and Special Collections at the Folger. For more information, contact Dennis Gurtz, or call 301-926-1743.
February 23, Cambridge, England. 5:30 PM. Emmanuel College, Harrods Room, St. Andrew’s Street. Cambridge Seminar in the History of Cartography presents Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. Mr. Worms’ topic is Seller, Pepys and the Seventeenth-century London map trade. The seminar is followed by refreshments. For more information, email Sarah Bendall.
February 25, London. 5:00 PM, Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square. Maps & Society Programme. As part of this series of public lectures in the history of cartography, Captain Michael Barritt, RN, Vice-President of the Hakluyt Society, presents Practical Men of Science: Operational Surveys in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and the Emergence of Royal Naval Hydrographic Specialisation. Refreshments follow the presentation, which is free and open to all. For more information call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
March 9, Boston. 5:30 PM. The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, is the location for the meeting of the Boston Map Society. Picturing a Networked Nation – Abraham Bradley’s Landmark U.S. Postal Maps is the title of the evening’s presentation, courtesy of Larry Caldwell, collector and society member. Bradley’s postal maps, beginning with the publication of the first of three, published in 1796, endeavored to show every postal route in the country at that time. The maps are among the earliest truly American maps ever published. For more info, email Jeremy Pool.
March 18, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. While the evening’s topic is yet to be announced, the speaker is Martin Brueckner, author of The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy and National Identity, which the American Historical Review called “a book that contributes very positively to moving the study of maps, mapping and geography beyond the simple antinomies inherent in the study of mapping as a form of oppression.”
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
February 6 – 7, San Francisco. San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair. San Francisco Concourse, Showplace Square, 7th and Brannan Streets Tel. 510-749-0159.
February 7, Portland, Maine. Southern Maine Antique Paper Show. Holiday Inn West,
81 Riverside Street. Tel. 207-828-8065.
February 12 – 14, Los Angeles. The 43rd Annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars. Tel. 800-454-4601.
February 19 – 21, New York City. Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair. PS 3, 490 Hudson Street. Tel. 917 680-0603.
March 5 – 6, Arlington, VA. The 35th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. Holiday Inn, Rosslyn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive. 301-654-2626.
March 12 – 14, St. Petersberg, Florida. The 29th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North. Tel. 727-234-7759.
March 27, Litchfield, CT
Litchfield Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair. Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield. Tel. 413-528-2327.
Through February 17, Online. Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics.
March 3, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
March 4, Falls Church, VA. Waverly Rare Books Auctions. Fine and Rare Books, Autographs, and Maps.
March 18, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Fine Americana with Travel and Exploration.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
Through March 31, 2010, Mason, Texas. Rare Maps of America, an exhibition staged by the Mason Square Museum, features important antique maps dating back to the 16th century. The focus is on early maps of Texas.
Through May 9, 2010. Texas. Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps. A major travelling exhibition of five hundred years of maps of Texas.
Through June 26, 2010, New York. The New York Public Library is the setting for an exhibit that focuses on the vitally important waterways and coastal areas of New York, entitled Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009.
Through August 10, 2010, Portland, Maine. The reopening of the recently-renovated Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine is the setting for the American Treasures Exhibition, a celebration of the rich and varied cartographic collection held by the Center.
Permanent Exhibit, Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection, featuring antique maps of Florida and beyond.
Permanent Exhibit, Tampa, Florida. Touchton Map Gallery. 801 Old Water Street. 400 Years of Florida Maps 1513-1913. View the immense changes in Florida mapping over the last four centuries.
Permanent Exhibit, Vienna. The Globe Museum, at the Austrian National Library, Palais Mollard, Herrengasse 9. The Globe Museum, the only one of its kind in the world, dedicated exclusively to globes (terrestrial and celestial) and related instruments, such as armillary spheres, planetaria, and telluria.
Permanent Exhibit, Washington, DC. The first map to name America. The 1507 Waldseemüller “World Map”is the centerpiece antique map at the exhibit Exploring the Early Americas at the Library of Congress. Other items rotate in this remarkable exhibition of rare and priceless antique maps. Staged in the Jefferson Building of the library.